Jamie Foreman

Jamie Foreman
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Foreman in March 2011
Born (1958-05-25) 25 May 1958 (age 63)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Notable work
A Bunch of Fives (1977)
Johnny Jarvis (1983)
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Elizabeth (1997)
Layer Cake (2004)
Oliver Twist (2005)
Law and Order: UK (2009)
EastEnders (2011–2012)
Birds of a Feather (2014, 2016)
Spouse(s) Carol Harrison (divorced)
Children Alfie Sean Foreman
Louis Foreman
Billy Foreman
Parent(s) Maureen Foreman
Freddie Foreman

Jamie Foreman (born 25 May 1955) is an English actor best known for his roles as Duke in Layer Cake (2004) and Bill Sikes in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist (2005). He played opposite Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke in Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth (1997) and also featured in Elizabeth (1998), Gangster No. 1 (2000) and Sleepy Hollow (1999). He appeared in the 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Idiot's Lantern" and featured as a racist taxi driver in The Football Factory (2004). In the 2008 film Inkheart Foreman played Basta. He also appeared in one episode of Law and Order: UK in 2009.

His recent work for BBC Radio includes the title role in Wes Bell, directed by Matthew Broughton, and the six-part series Hazelbeach by David Stafford and Caroline Stafford. He also played a small role in I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.

In 2011, Foreman joined the cast of EastEnders as Derek Branning, taking over the role from Terence Beesley.[1] It was later confirmed in 2012 that Foreman was leaving and that the character of Derek would be killed off.

He has appeared as Lenny in numerous episodes of Birds of a Feather. In 2015, he narrated the six-part series Double Decker Driving School for ITV.

Foreman played Albert Wilson in Home Front radio series on BBC Radio 4, starting from Season Six in December 2015.[2]

Personal life

Jamie Foreman is the son of Maureen Foreman and Freddie Foreman, a former south London gangster. He was married to actress Carol Harrison and they have one son, Alfie.[3]

Foreman is a fan of Tottenham Hotspurs.[4]



Year Title Role
1978 Sky Pirates Sidney
1979 The Quiz Kid Andy
1980 McVicar Driver
1987 Empire State Danny
1989 Tank Malling Danny
1995 I.D. Previous Team No.2
1997 Nil by Mouth Mark
Elizabeth Earl of Sussex
1999 This Year's Love Billy
Sleepy Hollow Thuggish Constable
2000 Saving Grace China MacFarlane
Gangster No. 1 Lennie Taylor
Remember a Day Record Producer
Breathtaking Brian Maitland
2001 Goodbye Charlie Bright Tony
2006 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Mickser
2004 The Football Factory Cabbie
Layer Cake Duke
2005 Oliver Twist Bill Sykes
2007 Botched Peter
2008 Inkheart Basta
2010 Just for the Record Graham
Baseline Terry
2011 Ironclad Jedediah Coteral
Screwed Rumpole
2012 The Grind Dave
St George's Day Nixon
I, Anna Albert
Dead End Dog
2017 Rise of the Footsoldier 3 Sam
2018 The Bromley Boys Charlie McQueen
Degenerates Victor Moseley
2019 Once Upon a Time in London Alf White
2020 Break Monty
2021 Cold Sun Max Hunter


Year Title Role Other notes
1977 A Bunch of Fives Chris Taylor Series 1—2; 14 episodes
Holding On Youth Charlie Episodes: "#1.2" and "#1.5"
King of the Castle Ripper / Warrior 6 episodes
1978 Wings Airman Bates Episodes: "Officers and a Gentleman" and "Guardian Angel"
1979 Testament of Youth Cockney Patient Episode: "1915"
1980 Armchair Thriller First Operator Episodes: "Dead Man's Kit", Parts 1 & 2
1981 Kinvig Clerk Episode: "Creature of the Xux"
1982 Squadron Dodger Dickens Episode: "Mascot"
1983 Johnny Jarvis Manning 6 episodes
1984 Letty Pete Sloan Episodes: "#1.5" and "#1.6"
Shine on Harvey Moon Plumber's Mate Episode: "Fools Rush In"
1985 Relative Strangers Customer Episode: "#1.7"
Dempsey and Makepeace Ramsey Episode: "No Surrender"
1987 The Moneymen Dealer TV Movie
London's Burning D.C. Pope Episode: "#1.1"
Witness Ron Daker Episode: "Linda's Secret"
1989 First and Last Dave TV Movie
1992 Inspector Morse Chas Episode: "Happy Families"
Between the Lines P.C. Roper Episode: "Out of the Game"
1993 Get Back Mike Episode: "Drive My Car"
1994 The House of Eliott Gerry Althorpe Series 3; 6 episodes
Screen One Wells Episode: "Dogging Around"
1997 The Detectives Billy Episode: "Cardiac Arrest"
1985–1997 The Bill Various 5 episodes
1997 Melissa Second Hood Episode: "#1.4"
The Hunger Dean Episode: "The Swords"
Bugs Decker Episode: "Identity Crisis"
1998 Screen One Orme Episode: "Our Boy"
1999 Murder Most Horrid DS Brown Episode: "Whoopi Stone"
Love Story Dave Short
2000 Black Cab Dave Episode: "Talk Radio"
2000—2001 Without Motive DC Jim Boulter Series 1—2; 12 episodes
2001 High Stakes Brian Wallis 4 episodes
Micawber Ismail Kane Episode: "Micawber Learns the Truth"
2002 Rescue Me Roy Carter Episode: "#1.3"
Murder in Mind Stuart Jackson Episode: "Flashback"
Out of Control Jim TV Movie
2003 Danielle Cable: Eyewitness Keith Phelan TV Movie
Family Dave Cutler 6 episodes
2004 Family Business Marky Booker 6 episodes
2005 The Last Detective Leonard Crowe Episode: "Willesden Confidential"
2006 My Family Terry Episode: "An Embarrassment of Susans"
Doctor Who Eddie Connolly Episode: "The Idiot's Lantern"
2007 Hustle Dickie Brennan Episode: "Signing Up to Wealth"
2008 Heroes and Villains Slave Trader Episode: "Spartacus"
Out There Graham Short
The City Speaks Man Episode: "Pushing"
1995–2008 Casualty Various 4 episodes
2009 The Devil's Wedding Narrator Short
Minder Danny Blake Episode: "Thank Your Lucky Stars"
Law & Order: UK PC Ray Griffin Episode: "Samaritan"
2011–2012 EastEnders Derek Branning 144 episodes
2014–2016 Birds of a Feather Lenny 3 episodes
2017 Porters Alan Episode: "#1.2"


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